Average Bench: 112% (15th of 1144)

Based on 9,192 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8086K CPU @ 4.00GHz

Intel are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their x86 architecture and 8086 processor with the launch of their high-end i7-8086K. Just 50,000 units of this hex core, twelve threaded Coffee Lake processor have been made available globally. Exactly like the i7-8700K, the 8086K features 12MB of smart (L3) cache, 2 channels of DDR4 RAM and has a TDP of 95W. Essentially, the 8086K is Intel’s current Coffee Lake flagship, the i7-8700K, with a single-core turbo frequency factory overclocked by 300 MHz. Thermals permitting, out of the box, the i7-8086K achieves a single core boost speed of 5.0 GHz – which is a new record for Intel. That said, you would be unlucky if you were unable to achieve a 5.0 GHz single core OC with an 8700K. For everything other than single core, the turbo clock speeds on the 8086K exactly match the 8700K which puts the 8086K firmly into gimmick territory. Directly comparing the 8086K and 8700K shows that for a $100 (24%) price premium you get around a 5% performance improvement which drops to around 2% when both chips are overclocked. If the price gap between the 8086K and the 8700K were to fall to less than 20 USD it may be worth considering the 8086K. [Jun '18 CPUPro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8086K averaged 11.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-8086K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,193Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 1,017Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8086K is 34.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8086K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 138Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 142Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,192 samples)
Min Avg Max
120 SC Int 138 156
124 SC Float 146 165
122 SC Mixed 142 160
114% 142 Pts
Min Avg Max
412 QC Int 526 615
453 QC Float 560 654
432 QC Mixed 543 632
123% 543 Pts
Min Avg Max
878 MC Int 1,017 1,157
1,043 MC Float 1,193 1,359
972 MC Mixed 1,112 1,267
165% 1,108 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 156
SC Float 166
SC Mixed 160
128% 160 Pts
QC Int 588
QC Float 618
QC Mixed 629
139% 612 Pts
MC Int 1,122
MC Float 1,328
MC Mixed 1239
184% 1,230 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 150
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 152
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 584
QC Float 629
QC Mixed 599
137% 604 Pts
MC Int 1,138
MC Float 1,348
MC Mixed 1,231
185% 1,239 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 157
SC Float 166
SC Mixed 162
129% 162 Pts
QC Int 537
QC Float 581
QC Mixed 545
126% 554 Pts
MC Int 1101
MC Float 1,164
MC Mixed 1280
177% 1,182 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 536
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 1,012
MC Float 1,117
MC Mixed 1098
161% 1,075 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 510
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 944
MC Float 1,098
MC Mixed 1,047
154% 1,030 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 448
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 949
MC Float 1,092
MC Mixed 1,042
154% 1,027 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8086K Processor (12M Cache, up to 5.00 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi7-8086K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed4.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP95 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Good (edit your comment) Add link

6 days ago.

I bought mine on a flash sale for $340 on Newegg.com in July. Lucky score for me!


Excellent

15 days ago.

It's a little overpriced, but still an obsulute work horse.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Прекрасный процессор!


Poor

5 months ago.

it's just a binned and overpriced 8700k


Good

1 month ago.

Price is marginal but 4% performance increase is a lot


Good

1 month ago.

...just a RE-BRAND for 100$ more.


Terrible

2 months ago.

The 5Ghz is only applied for 2 cores. The rest are identical to 8700k. This is just a binned 8700k with a fancy name. I love it, though.


Excellent

2 months ago.

8700k with new name and less changes of poor overclocking, limited numbers add bit of exclusivity. Bought not for performance, but because it is a gimmick.


Good

18 days ago.

Its better than the 8700k


Good

6 months ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

Just another attention grab from Intel!


Poor

6 months ago.

Pointless CPU for those who don't know how to overclock 8700k


Poor

6 months ago.

Only an idiot would spend an extra $100 just for that 5% performance than an i7-8700k - said no one ever.


Good

3 months ago.

Got it for 50 more than a 8700k goes for, it's pretty much the same thing but you know it's gonna reach 5ghz without problems at 1.3v. (overclock, not turbo boost which works only on one core) Worth the 50 bucks if you are planning to use it for the decade to come.


Excellent

2 months ago.

When it was on sale it was only a tiny bit more than the 8700K, and comes stock with higher default single core speed. Generally overclocks higher without much work too. You have to give it some props for nostalgia too. I mean 40th Anniversary of the 8086. 5+ GHz official speed. People are saying $60-$100 more than 8700K... but when I bought, it was anywhere from $20-$40 more. Which to me is worth it, to them, maybe not. To each their own, but some will pay much higher to have a guaranteed 5GHz clock speed. I can run 5.2 on all cores 24/7 so I'm happy paying extra.


Excellent

22 days ago.

Better than 9900k & 9700k upto quad core performance. Most pc application use maximum 4 core at a time.


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